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The LRFA list is growing quickly.

Fifty-two more members of Congress have signed on as cosponsors of the 2021 edition of the Local Radio Freedom Act, the non-binding resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. That…

Bob and Sheri back on the air in Charlotte.

The syndicated power couple found a new local base of operations less than a month after being cut loose by its home of 29 years. WLNK is now facing stiff competition from its own morning team at crosstown rival WKQC.…

The great information bleed.

According to a new study done by BIA for the NAB, broadcasters lose almost $2 billion a year from information they originate that is posted to social media, with no opportunity to earn that money back.

The Broadcasters Foundation needs your help.

Broadcasters Foundation of America is short on funds right now due to the fact that many of their best fundraising events were canceled due to the pandemic. The BFOA is “dedicated exclusively to providing financial aid to broadcasters and their…

Missouri declines the honor.

Once attached to another piece of legislation in the Missouri legislature, the idea of establishing Rush Limbaugh’s birthday, January 12, as “Rush Limbaugh Day” has been stripped from the bill without fanfare. The move was in response to the growing…

We’re back!

According to the April Nielsen sweeps, radio listening is on the rise again. This is the second month in a row at PPM markets are registering increases as the nation gradually emerges from under the coronavirus cloud. In fact, radio’s…

IBA unveils latest member benefit.

Another in a series of members-only webinars for the Independent Broadcasters Association will be held later this month with the topic, “Selling in the Culture of Response,” featuring Paul Agase, CRO of AnalyticOwl. Says IBA president Ron Stone, “The ability…

If you’re going, now’s the time to sign up.

Registration for the NAB Show, the NAB-RAB Radio show, and the NAB Sales and Management Television Exchange is now open. The NAB Show and the Radio show will be held consecutively, October 9-13 and October 13-14, respectively. Chris Brown, executive…

Nick Cannon goes to the Show.

In the first of what will be many announcements concerning the upcoming media convention in Las Vegas, the NAB Show confirms that Los Angeles radio morning guy and entertainment mogul Nick Cannon will appear at two events—The Sales and Management…